Nov. 16, 2010
STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State men’s tennis program added one of the top high school prospects in the nation and state Tuesday, as Chris Haworth signed his national letter of intent to play for the Cowboys.
“I think he’s an excellent tennis player and a good kid from Oklahoma,” coach James Wadley said. “He’s been the 6A state champ and he’s a nice addition to the program.”
Haworth, who attends Putman City North High School in Oklahoma City, is a two-time state 6A singles champion, the largest classification in Oklahoma high school athletics. He has also won several national tournaments and defeated some of the top competition in the country.
The Oklahoma City native is ranked as the 32nd-best overall prospect and the top prospect in Oklahoma in the class of 2011 by tennisrecruiting.net. The recruiting service also tabs him as a five-star recruit and lists him as holding an 18-6 record against other five-star prospects.
“I thought Oklahoma State was a great fit for me,” Haworth said. “The school and the academics are great and OSU was just what I was looking for.”
The Cowboys, who just wrapped up their fall campaign with an appearance at the USTA/ITA Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, begin their dual season in the spring. The early signing period ends this week and prospects who do not sign in the fall will be allowed to sign during the spring signing period.